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person? >> he was last seen driving a 1999 silver at zero with virginia check -- virginia tags -- silver acura with virginia tags. >> maryland senators had amended a bill considering giving schools and police new powers to deal with gangs. coming up, traffic is slow around the convention center. we will tell you how residents are coping. >> plus, the short list of possible supreme court nominees. >> and rescuers go into a west virginia mine. >> a nussle year in the the weather center. good looking stuff -- i am if i had to sit on a bench during the middle of a game due to diabetes it would frustrate me. in a basketball game a couple minutes could mean a big momentum shift. my bayer meter is very important. (announcer) only bayer's contour meter has programmable personal high low settings. it allows me to be able to look at my highs and lows to make sure that my diabetes is being controlled as tightly as possible. with my bayer meter i don't miss valuable game time. i'm alana burns and staying in the game is my simple win. (announcer) the contour meter, only from bayer. >> a somber servic
virginia mine explosion. >> our job is to be out there and do those things that the majority of people probably never think about. >> prince george's county honors some of its biggest men and women. a man can only try... and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough...so tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. bee happy. bee healthy. [ female announcer ] try new chocolate cheerios with a touch of delicious chocolate taste in every bite. >>> senate republicans have just lost action on the furniture reform bill. this is the first set and a -- first step in a long process. says minene's owner samples were saved before the explosion. massey energy says that before the blast, a foreman took air samples as part of a shift change. the company says the tests showed no high bubbles of explosive gases and the air flow was fine. 29 miners died in the explosion. a senate hearing
others. >> a rally for gun rights in virginia and hundreds of people gathered in support of the second moment. dick could not carry weapons at the d.c. rally, the eve virginia -- the virginia rally was different. >> this was billed as the first arm to rally since a lot allowed people to carry guns in all parklands. it was a sight never before seen. all kinds of guns now allowed on national park land in agenda including gravelly point park, right next to reagan national airport. >> it is a 0.45 pistol. the rifle is an m-4. >> we are patriots. we are happy to be here. i believe in firearm safety and responsible gun ownership. >> the restore the constitution rally took aim at big government, in general. >> 15 years ago today, timothy mcveigh was concerned because he did not feel that the government was listening to him so he responded with the oklahoma city bombing. >> i will support and defend the constitution of the united states of america. >> at a larger rally in see, they said today is about patriotism, not terrorism. this family drove from kentucky with their six children. >> i carr
seeing snow showers all afternoon. that is how colin is there. parts of west virginia and kentucky also have showers. here is our story, a big change from this time yesterday. 56 in fairfax. gaithersburg at 53 degrees. it will be pretty chilly. we will head back to the mid 60's tomorrow. we will look ahead in the next few minutes. >> another setback for rescue crews in west virginia. the hurdles that are facing the search for missing miners. >> [inaudible] >> president obama response to [inaudible] what sarah palin had to say in return. >> how did a cow end up in a trapped in the trance of their shopping routine, some people don't notice the difference between meat and mystery when they enter... ...the frozen zone is it real chicken? or something else? some chicken nuggets and tenders look like they have mystery meat. with my perdue frozen nuggets, there is no mystery. just real all-white meat, made with 100% natural ingredients, no fillers, no preservatives, and a delicious taste your family will love. perdue frozen chicken. all-white meat. no mystery. >> you are watching abc 7 news at
. >>> governors of maryland and virginia came together with the mayor of d.c. to talk about making the metro more safe. virginia governor bob mcdonnell said poor management is one of the reasons for recent safety issues including the deadly accident. a metro spokesperson says they welcome more oversight. >>> a d.c. councilman is introducing a proposal to raise more money for the metro system. he is proposing a 10 cent per gallon surcharge on gas sold in the district. this would include parts of maryland and virginia. it would require congressional and state approval. >>> she was a leader in fight for civil rights. tonight, we remember the long life and legacy of dorothy height >> all over washington d.c., people are remembered a legend and the impact she had on the civil rights movement. district resident and civil rights icon, dorothy height, is being mourned. she was the president of the national council of negro women. flowers were placed outside the building named after the powerful leader. >> she stood for dignity. she stood for rights. she stood for bringing out the best in people. she stoo
advisory in effect, mainly for the shenandoah valley, the panhandle of west virginia. for the media metro, temperatures in the upper 40's, mittal 40's tonight. the extended outlook and the warm-up, the cool down, and chance of showers. jennifer? >> thank you, steve. >>> coming up, a 13-year-old tries to make hiory with a record-breaking time. plus, international outrage. >> i am alive and northwest with the japanese street festival just wrapping up, part of the cherry blossom festival. that is coming up. >>> now story that has caused outrage in the u.s. and russia, all over the treatment of a child, a russian orphans adopted by an american couple, then put on a airplane and sent back. rachel barton has the story. >> what happened to this 7-year- old boy sent shock waves halfway around the world. >> we're obviously very troubled by it. it >> the adoptive parents threw him out. >> this woman adopted the child from a russian orphanage last september. earlier this week, she sent him back by himself on the 10-hour flight to moscow, along with a note saying he was violent and has cber -- and ha
delays. >> virginia governor bob mcdonnell one of more 30 governors to threatening letters from a group calling themselves the gardens of the free republics demands the governors leave office within three days oristic being removed. the f.b.i. is warning police across the country that the letters could provoke violence by others. also the f.b.i. warnings come after the arrest of nine christian militia members accused of planning to kill police officer, a federal magistrate. eight remain jailed because of very disturbing information presented by prosecutors. the jailed are expected members of a group calling it civil hutari. they're charred with desishes conspiracy, attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and other crimes. >> rhode island officials are asking for federal help after some of the worst flooding to hit their state. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured the damage today. president obama has declared many parts of rhode island disaster areas. that qualifies them for some federal help. but state leaders say they need more. >> our weather was good here. wonde
projects are revving up across the northern virginia. the five megaprojects under way are the beltway hot line, the dulles corridor metro rail project, the interstate 95 widening project, the telegraph road interchange, and the fairfax parkway extension. each project will have day and night time lane closures and long term the tours. drivers can expect many delays during the summer. >>> the department of defense has unveiled a weapons system to protect soldiers and marin on the ground. the package consists of cameras and gps mapping of friends and foes. the inventors say what makes this system revolutionary is the input that the soldiers had in its design. the system can be installed on any track in about 15 minutes and requires very little training. >> a former press secretary to gerald ford has died. this is a picture of him from his time in the ford administration. he was press secretary for just a month. he resigned in protest when president ford pardoned richard nixon for any possible crimes in the watergate scandal. he died in north carolina of congestive heart failure. he was 87 ye
and sports. this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> breaking news of west virginia where a coal mine explosion has occurred. six people are dead and 21 are unaccounted for. it happened in raleigh karr county. -- in raleigh counted. -- raleigh county good >>> news for miners there were trapped underground for eight days. just two days ago, rescuers heard tapping sounds from inside the flooded mine. some of the miners a tree bark and drank filthy water to survive. another 38 miners are believed to be trapped. >> if you were driving in our area, expects an overnight lane closures for the next cple of months. the virginia department of transportation is repairing and paving lanes of southbound 95 between rte. 1 and the fairfax county parkway. multiple lanes will be closed between 9:00 m. and 5:00 a.m.. this will last until mid june. a deal hot new item is the ipad. thousands of birds sold this weekend alone. apple said that new owners had already downloaded over 1 million applications and more than 250,000 electronic books. >> next, it is not just george washington university students th
degrees. warmer to the west, 80 in west virginia, roanoke with 78 degrees. tomorrow, the system will clear the region, and easter sunday has high temperatures in the mid 70's. home opener at nationals park monday afternoon. wind out of the south tonight, 5 to 10 mph. no worry about the overcast. scattered clouds, 50's into 60's, and by the afternoon, uond 70 degrees. here's the outlook, showing temperatures going into the 80's tuesday, 80 wednesday, shower chance on thursday, cooler by the end of theee overall, great weather for the cherry blossoms. >> spring training is over in florida for the washington nationals. we will show you how things are >> the toyota sports segment, brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> one interesting roster move before the national kick things off will involve garrett, winning the no. 5 starters position. syracuse has the start of the season. and a final tuneup before ening day, we've got the first pitch, boston red sox in town for this one. kevin going to the yard, 2-0 red sox. very next inning, j.d. drew again launching a towering blast to the upper
is accused of unethical practices and it will cost them big. >> what will northrop grumman's move to virginia mean for that area? >> there are all kinds of weather changes this week. there will be frost tonight. i will tell you about the >> the drug company astrazeneca has agreed to pay $25 million for bad practices. the attorney general says they billed medicare and medicaid billions of dollars. they denied the allegations. they say that they agreed to the settlement so that they could just move on. some senators want to reconsider -- want facebook to reconsider some of their privacy policies. changes were announced last week that would make a third party folks to access information. >> for made $2 billion in the first quarter this year. last year, they had lost $1 billion by this time. >> he spent 20 years in an american prison. now man well noriega is facing more jail time. -- now manuel noriega's facing more jail time. today, he arrived in paris to face a judge with the risk -- with a request to send it back to panama. his request was denied. >> there will be a major drop in temperatures
... >>> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00. on your side. >> the west virginia governor is ordering more than 200 underground coal mines to be inspected immediately. mines deemed most at risk are first on a list. he is also ordering all lines to stop production friday in memory of the 29 miners killed in last week's explosion. federal investigators could not go underground because there are still high methane gas levels. >>> a d.c. for voting rights bill could be before congressional leaders soon. last year, the bill stalled in the house because the measure was tied to pro-gun amendments. with the president's signature, the bill is expected to go to the supreme court. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell was to reduce state funding -- restrict state funding for abortion. he is recommending that the state be consistent with what the federal government funds, which is only abortions in the case of rape,, or danger to a mother's life. >>> people will be able to see your tweet for years to come. the library of congress required every public tweak since twitter started four years ago. there are 70
underground explosion ripped through the upper big branch mine in montcoal, west virginia. it ended the lives of 25 miners. tiffany alice lost her grandfather. >> he was more like my dad. i grew up without a dad. he was a dead to me. he promised me a lot and now he is not here. >> the cries that went out -- it is something i will never forget. it is the hardest thing i've ever had to watch happen. >> they are focusing efforts on locating four missing workers, but they have to drill deep into the ground to release highly combustible and potentially poisonous fumes that have built up. >> as catastrophic as it was, it is -- if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been unfathomable. >> the president offered his condolences. >> i ask the faithful who have gathered here this morning to pray for the safe return of the missing, the men and women who put their lives on the line to save them, and the souls of those who have been lost in this tragic accident. made a rest in peace. >> while the community mourns, the company that runs the mine is under scrutiny. th
virginia mine explosion, a close-knit community is still holding out hope for survival. >> workers drilled holes into the mine to release dangerous methane gas, but the levels are still too high, prevented rescuers from getting inside. the miners have been missing since monday when the explosion at the upper big branch mine killed 25 of their co-workers. despite the latest accident, the miners and the community are not abandoning their livelihood. >> you take the chance every day. you can get killed going down the road. >> workers want to drill another hole in the mine to lower a camera into the security chamber where te four missing men may be. there is no word when rescuers will be able to go in themselves. >>> more questions about the safety of that mine especially after massey energy had a number of recent safety violations, including two on the day of the explosion. jay korff has what he found. >> we have uncovered in federal documents and a long list of safety violations leveled against this coal producer, two occurring today of the explosion. one question how cable was place
avenue is banking that twitter going to be hot. >>> minor earthquake struck southwest virginia early this morning. the 2.5 magnitude earthquake was 8 miles north of richmond. it happened just after midnight. no damage was reported. >> it is a fairly common thing when there are that small. farther west, there are hot spots. south carolina and portions of misery -- portions of missouri, there are some hot spots. >>> what did you updated on the rain. most of the heavier elements are passed on to the eastern shore. a few little patches to go. around 8:00 or 9:00 is when it will all end. and that is the trend. it might stop at 9:15 but you can see the back edge. we will have a different weather pattern moving in for the next few days. let's check a few stops. landover at 49. 46, that is chilly in fairfax. tomorrow, back where we belong in the mid 60's. here is the ford board but the official numbers. 100th of an inch of rain. dick g-8 and 48. below normal temperatures. -- 58 and 48. below normal temperatures. cool whether all through the mid-atlantic. a short drive to the south and west,
in charleston, west virginia. much colder temperatures are coming in behind a cold front. the trajectory is not coming here. defects of it will. -- the effects of it will. there are tornadoes watches any effect across the country. through the day tomorrow, we will have a lot of sunshine. we will have war mayor and humidity. we may see an isolated thunderstorm in the -- we have warmed air and humidity. we may see an isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. we will keep an eye on the storms out west. they could defect the kentucky derby. -- effect the kentucky derby. your saturday forecast -- upper- 80's with a better chance of showers or storms on sunday afternoon. a nice stretch of whether through most of next week. -- weather through most of next week. >> the toyota sports desk -- the toyota sports desk, molding you forward. >>> the gnats are hot -- nats are hot. when they have one three of their -- they have won three of their last four, four of their last 6. they are having fun, playing with confidence. they start at three-game weekend series in florida tonight. not so much for the ca
live doppler radar. light shower activity across the panhandle of west virginia into western maryland. otherwise, very light, scattered showers through the baltimore area. we will look for showers later on tonight. temperatures will fall into the 50's. when will be out of the southeast around 10 deale 15 miles per hour. -- wind will be out of the southeast around 10 to 15 miles per hour. there is a chance for an isolated thunderstorm. more on that in just a few moments. >>> we are following a developing story tonight. jason campbell has been traded to the oakland raiders. the deal was announced this afternoon. he was a first-round draft pick in 2005 and started 52 games for the redskins. he lost his starting job to donovan mcnabb. we will have more on that in sports. >>> cruz suspended the search for workers missing since an explosion on tuesday night. they are working to clean up of mess created by that blast. we're in new orleans with the latest on what could still turn out to be an environmental disaster. >> winds dusting up to 35 miles per hour -- gusting up to 35 miles per hour r
. >> and northern virginia nonprofit organization has two new programs to help children in the area. i was privileged to emcee the luncheon. they provide take-home food on the weekends for low-income children and new clothing for elementary school children. >> i know they appreciate you being there. >> of being out there, especially on such a gorgeous day. >> it will be wonderful the rest of the weekend -- the west of the evening. the weekend will go down hill. looking back across the city, temperatures around 70, the low 70's in many areas. we will continue for several hours. clouds will start to roll back into the area. '69, '70 the high temperature. the light northerly breeze, 73 on a campus of george washington university. as far as what is happening with official numbers, we will show you 73 and 53 the official high and low for washington d.c.. they had this record high of 95 degrees in the area. the pollen count loci again for trees. upper 60's to about 70. the light on these numbers a little bit after sunset, and will drop into the 50's overnight. 55 in syracuse, warm weather st
of the area. leesburg looking at 57 degrees. marshall, virginia, 59. satellite and radar shows the clouds beginning to increase just to the north of us. western maryland looking at partly cloudy skies at this hour. tonight, temperatures fall into the 30's to lower 40's. winds will subside just a little bit under partly cloudy skies. coming up we will take a look at the extended outlook. we have a cooldown and a nice warm-up on the way. doug? >> sounds great, steve. thank you. coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 the caps get ready to take the ice. are they ready for a comeback after that surprising loss in game one? the pope makes his first trip since the church sex scandal surfaced and what message did he deliver? and suicide bombers target a camp for refugees in pakistan. we'll have the latest on that deadly attack. next on abc 7 news at 6:00. hi, you cancelled your cable service? finally -- good riddance. [ door closes ] hi, i'm from xfinity here to tell you about our exciting new xfinity service. is this a joke? no, sir, xfinity is not a joke. it's an exciting new brand that we just invent
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